When was the largest flag unveiled?
The United States of America celebrated its 239th Independence Day with the unveiling of the world’s largest American flag on July 4th, 2018. The huge 100-foot by 50-foot banner was displayed on a hilltop property in Pennsylvania and is visible from miles away. The US Army Corps of Engineers helped to design and construct the giant outdoor banner, which weighs over 1,000 pounds and required more than 2,000 yards worth of fabric – enough for nearly two dozen average-sized flags.
Designer Dave Rawlins, a resident of Plumville, came up with the idea for the world’s largest American flag after noticing that many individuals who live in the United States display flags on their patios. Dave Rawlins’ world’s largest American flag is meant to reflect the USA as a nation and its ability to unite people from all walks of life under one banner.
The veteran’s memorial which stands next to the world’s largest American flag was built by the Army Corps of Engineers who had to design and assemble it with great care. The project, which includes the flag itself, required more than two thousand yards worth of fabric, enough for nearly two dozen average-sized flags.
Every year, the United States celebrates its independence with a fireworks show and the annual Macy’s National Fourth of July Fireworks. The largest displays are located along the East Coast, where more than 10 million people are gathered to watch some of the world’s largest fireworks shows all across the region.